27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Chrysler Building.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to New York City. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you will find days in New York City are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Yavapai Point. Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Mather Point. On the 7th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, expect cooler with lows of 6°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from the city and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Willow Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Helicopter Tours and The Mob Museum. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Atlatl Rock in Overton, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Overton, Willow Beach, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bodega Dunes and Muir Woods National Monument. Popular historic sites such as Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner), Porter Creek Vineyards (in Healdsburg) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco holiday builder .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, San Francisco is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa, Stinson Beach, Porter Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. Get in touch with nature at Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Carpinteria State Beach. Get outdoors at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Santa Monica State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Malibu (Carbon Beach, El Pescador State Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica, Carpinteria
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

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